International Congress – September 2018

International Sandplay Congress: Treasures in the Darkness
Kruger National Park, South Africa
September 16-23,  2018
Family members welcome (age 6+)

AST is hosting our third International Sandplay Congress at Kruger National Park Game Reserve in South Africa.  This Congress consists of Safari in the mornings and Sandplay presentations in the afternoons.

Open to all mental health professionals interested in
Sandplay and their families

Make your reservation now. Your non-refundable reservation fee of $100 US guarantees you a mini lodge (shared accommodation) at beautiful Berg-en-Dal safari camp.  Be aware that we are limited to  about 75  people. There has been a lot of interest this year, so do not hesitate.  Registration form at bottom of page

Kruger Park will begin booking for 2018 in October. At this time, we will be able to confirm pricing. Meanwhile we will continue to take reservations. We always work to keep the costs as low as possible.

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2016 Congress Prices were:
$950 per Congress Attendance Person
$850 per non-Congress Attendance Person – Family Members

 Fee Includes:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Daily Conservation Park fee
  • 7-Day Congress attendance (excluded for non-congress attendance persons)
  • Program materials and stationery for congress
  • Daily safari travel fun
  • Game Drive, Bush braai and Traditional African Drummers
  • Full hot buffet breakfast final day before departure from Park

Participants Responsible For:

  • Flights and Travel (see the TravelStart website at or TripAdvisor at for flight schedules and rates)
  • Lodge Accommodation for arrivals before Monday  September 21, 2018 (see Safari Now’s website for accommodation options close to the Malelane gate, at
  • Car hire/rental (see the TravelStart website at , or TripAdvisor at for car hire rates)
  • Meals except breakfast on Monday 26th  – restaurant, snack place, grocery store available at Berg-&-Dal


Pay Reservation Fee(s) one for each person in your party

For General Information
Contact AST with Questions

Kruger Park:
Travel in South Africa: or

Proposals for Presentations

Each presentation is 1.5 hours + 30 minutes for Q&A

Proposals should concern the theme of Treasures in the Darkness.


Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Title of Presentation

Brief description of the topic and material you would like to present at the congress

List four Learning Objectives of your proposed presentation

List four Learning Goals - What participants will understand or be able to do after your presentation

Your Sandplay Training and Experience




Loving Kindness, Clarity & Humility in the Practice of Sandplay Therapy